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at least 58 people have been killed in the worst mass shooting in modern us history. the gunman opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival in las vegas. more than 500 were injured in the attack. all of a sudden, we heard, pop, pop, p0p: p0p: all of a sudden, we heard, pop, pop, pop, pop, and we all thought it was firecrackers, and then it kept on going. then he fired for a bit, then he fired another 15 or 20 rounds. that's when we realised it was a fully automatic. panic gripped the crowd as people tried to flee while the gunman fired from his room on the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. the gunman has named as 64—year—old stephen paddock, who lived in the state. he shot himself before police could reach him. he brutally murdered more than 50
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people, and wounded hundreds more. it was an act of pure evil. we'll have the latest from las vegas and we'll be talking to an expert on gun control. the other main stories on bbc news at 5. monarch airlines, one of britain's biggest carriers, has gone into administration, leaving more than 100,000 customers stranded abroad. at the conservative conference, the chancellor, philip hammond, strikes a note of caution about brexit, saying britain needs to proceed with care. and after yesterday's disputed referendum, and the violent scenes in catalonia, the region's leader says he's not seeking an abrupt break from spain. it's 5.00. our main story is the mass shooting in las vegas,
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in which than 58 people were killed and hundreds injured. it happened during an open—air music festival attended by thousands of people when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. police say the man, thought to be a 64—year—old resident of nevada called stephen paddock, killed himself as officers stormed the room, where ten guns were found. it is the worst mass shooting in recent us history. we can join our correspondent dave lee in las vegas now. it's now monday morning here in las vegas. it's only now i think that the true horror of what happened last night is beginning to become apparent. here's richard galpin with the latest. the music had only just got underway. and for a few seconds, no one reacts to the burst of automatic gunfire. but then the band and thousands
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of fans try to take cover as more high velocity bullets slammed into the air. but there is no safety here in this large open area. the only option is to run as the bullets keep slamming in. as people try to escape the gunman opens fire again. he seems to have a large supply of ammunition. this couple had been right next to the stage. we just hit the ground. we laid there and hung onto each other. it was quiet for a bit and then he fired another 30 rounds and then quiet. what we were doing was every time he had stopped and reloaded, we got up and started to make our way towards the fence. then he would shoot again and we would hit the ground. i must have heard him do
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that at least 15 times. this is a real situation. people staying in nearby hotels were told to take shelter. we were down in the gym basement. this group had been at a party, having to hide in the basement gym. the attack took place just after ten o'clock last night. it was right in the heart of las vegas, in the famous strip of hotels, casinos and concert venues. the gunman was in the mandalay bay hotel on the 32nd floor, firing down onto the music festival across the road below. hundreds of ambulances and police vehicles soon swamped the area. before they arrived, local people, including hotel workers, had been helping the injured. my co—workers started to see lots of people who were shot in the chest, arms. some were shot in the thighs.
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a lot of people were shot coming onto our property. people were hysterical. specialist firearms officers moved in once they knew where the gunman was firing from. they broke into his hotel room but say he had already killed himself. we are comfortable that the primary aggressor in this event has expired, or passed away, and is no longer a threat. there have been multiple phone calls and accusations, or conjecture, coming through social media that there are multiple shooters at other resorts. that has proven to be false. additionally, there have been accusations or beliefs there are explosives going off. that is also false. the police now believe they have also located this woman, the man has been named as a
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64—year—old stephen paddock. he had ten guns with him but no criminal record. his motive remains unclear. we are shocked, horrified. com pletely we are shocked, horrified. completely dumbfounded. the fact that he had those kinds of weapons is... just... where the hell did he get automatic weapons? he's not got a military background or anything like that. meanwhile, the police now believe that this woman, 62—year—old marilou danley, who they describe as the gunmen‘s companion, was not involved. but already so called islamic state is claiming it was behind the bloodshed here. so far though the fbi is dismissing this. as this event unfolds we have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group as this
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investigation continues. we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that this is factually, thoroughly and absolutely investigated, to be able to bring comfort and peace to this community. speaking this afternoon from the white house, president trump described the shootings as an act of pure evil. hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the loss ofa citizens are now mourning the loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, a brother or sister. we cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. to the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you. and we ask god to help see you through this very dark period. this has been the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history. it's now known 58 people have been killed, and more than 500
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taken to hospital, some in a critical condition. as we are hearing there, the latest figure of 58 dead. many of the injured have come to the facility behind me here. around the corner there are people donating blood, as a symbol of how the community are feeling with this. the police have recently held a press conference reiterating the line that they do not believe that the so—called islamic state is involved with the suspect stephen paddock, but now attention has turned to what the motive may have been, and how he had those many weapons in a room in a hotel such as the mandalay bay. thank you very much, david lee. a clearly traumatic experience for so
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many people caught up in that attack. joining me now on the line is didier perez, who got caught up in the attack while on holiday in las vegas with his wife. thanks forjoining us. can you tell us thanks forjoining us. can you tell us how this started and your first awareness of it? i was leaving the show, the luxor, and made our way over to the excalibur. we were going to go to the mandalay bay, but we changed our minds, and went to the excalibur. then we decided to go to new york, new york, but security stopped us and said they were on lockdown and something was going on. all around i would see people who we re all around i would see people who were at the event, who looked in shock and disbelief, hugging each other and crying. i had no idea why they were crying. so finally we asked one of them, and they said
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there had been a shooting, and there was a lot of casualties involved. and that's how i came to find out, but i had no idea when i was at the luxor that it had happened. didn't know till we were stopped by security and prevented from crossing over to the new york, new york hotel. did you see people injured from where you were, or did you speak to anyone as they left the scene? we spoke to a family. i don't know where they were from. a mother and a few of her daughters who were at the concert, and they said they had been there and there was mass panic, and everyone was scattering in all directions. i did see a man with blood stains on his shirt, but i wasn't sure... there were several
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people from that event. i could tell because it was a country music concert, and there were a few people with that sort of attire, the boots and the cowboy hats over people like that. could you tell me a little bit about the kind of atmosphere in vegas right now, all these hours after the attack? i know you are still in the area. how would you describe it? the worst part for us was the uncertainty right after the whole incident started, when rumours we re whole incident started, when rumours were circulating about multiple shooters, and it was in the back of everyone's head that perhaps... they we re everyone's head that perhaps... they were saying there were shooters at the new york, shooters at the tropicana. while i was at the
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excalibur, i was just waiting, because we couldn't go anywhere. we we re because we couldn't go anywhere. we were in the hotel lobby, and all of a sudden a wave of people just ran in one direction, and there was mass panic. we felt, 0k, in one direction, and there was mass panic. we felt, ok, this is it. all of us started running and hiding in the janitor‘s closet and in the bathrooms. it just the janitor‘s closet and in the bathrooms. itjust turned out to be a false alarm. the 90 minutes of uncertainty a false alarm. the 90 minutes of u ncerta i nty after a false alarm. the 90 minutes of uncertainty after the event was probably the worst, because we had no idea how many people were involved, or how many aggressors we re involved, or how many aggressors were involved. we had heard there we re were involved. we had heard there were several, and that was probably the worst. everybody was in shock. didier we are very pleased you are
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safe. 0ur didier we are very pleased you are safe. our thoughts go with those who we re safe. our thoughts go with those who were injured or lost their lives. thank forjoining were injured or lost their lives. thank for joining us. were injured or lost their lives. thank forjoining us. didier peres, telling us a little bit about what happened. reaction in the uk going on. the prime minister theresa may has also just given her reaction, expressing her condolences to the victims. i've just i'vejust spoken to i've just spoken to president trump to pass on my condolences and that of the whole country on this appalling attack that has taken place in las vegas. this was an individual shooting randomly, a com pletely individual shooting randomly, a completely senseless and cowardly attack, and so many people have been killed and injured. 0ur attack, and so many people have been killed and injured. our thoughts and prayers are with all those who've been convicted of this terrible attack. the foreign office is working actively through its consular general with the las vegas authorities to ascertain whether any british nationals have been involved in this. we will provide every
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support possible to the las vegas authorities and to any families if there are any british nationals involved. i would urge british nationals in the area to listen to the advice of the authorities. 0ur correspondent barbara plett usher is in washington. the president's response today and his statement, what did you make of it? it was a very sombre and measured response which very much focused on the pain of the families of the victims, talked about all americans coming together to unite in the sadness and shock, drawing on what brought them together, the bonds of citizenship, community and so one. quite a lot of religious imagery, which is not the way he usually speaks, but probably resonated with many americans, saying that scripture teaches that god comforts those who are broken
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hearted, love will conquer over evil, that sort of imagery. he didn't talk about the motive of the attacker. in the past, when there have been attacks elsewhere, he's quick to say on twitter that it was terrorism and a strong response is needed. he didn't say anything like that. he said, yes, we would like to find some meaning out of the chaos, but answers are hard to find. very much the speech of the president trying to address not only the victims of the attack but the country as a whole. on your second point, barbara, earliertoday there we re point, barbara, earliertoday there were claims from one news agency which tends to represent so—called islamic state about responsibility, but officials in america have been very quick to dismiss those at this time. yes, that was something that an fbi agent was asked about, and he
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said that so far, according to the investigation, they've established no connection to an international terrorist organisation. there is no suggestion of what motivated mr paddock to behave in this way. his relatives said he had no political affiliation. he doesn't have a criminal record or any links to terrorist groups. his brother even said he wasn't an avid gun guy. he didn't have a military background. he didn't know where he got those automatic weapons. what has been said is that at this point they are not taking those claims by so—called islamic state as indicating what actually happened, but the investigation is ongoing. thank you very much for the update there. this is bbc news at 5 — the headlines: the deadliest mass shooting in recent us history — at least 58 people are dead and more than 500 injured.
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president trump has described it as "an act of pure evil." police name the gunman as 64—year—old stephen paddock, who was from nevada. he fired from his room on the 32nd floor of a hotel overlooking the open air event — and was found dead by police when they entered. in sport, injury doubts for england ahead of this week's world cup qualifier against slovenia. british javelin throwerjoanna blair has been provisionally suspended by uk athletics. blair has been charged with an anti—doping rule violation. the lions will shadow the senior squad for part of their ashes tour, and will play 32020 matches against the big bash side, the scorchers. i
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will be back with those stories at 5:30pm. the chancellor philip hammond has delievered a cautious message on brexit, telling the conservative party conference that withdrawing from the eu will not be easy. he said there had to be unity if britain was secure a deal that would be good forjobs and prosperity. his comments followed a warning from the british chambers of commerce which complained there was a lack of competence and coherence at the heart of government. 0ur political correspondent, alex forsyth, reports from manchester. the environment secretary michael gove joins us from manchester. thank you forjoining us. have the british chambers of commerce got it wrong when they talk of a lack of confidence and coherence on brexit? the british chambers of commerce like lots of other organisations play an important role in making sure that a range of voices are
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heard in economic policy. the chancellor provided an effective reply to them in a speech today, in which he outlined that the real threat to our economy is the resurgent social legend in jeremic corbyn's policies, ——jeremy corbyn's policies, ——jeremy corbyn's policies. we have more people in work than ever before. the chancellor acknowledge there is more that needs to be done in housing and productivity. why do you think an organisation like the british chambers of commerce would perceive a lack of confidence and coherence if it isn't there? one of the things about all pressure groups is that it's part of the way in which they operate, that they will want to attract media attention to get a potential message across. its commentators whojudge potential message across. its commentators who judge whether or not they filled the british chambers of commerce is wrong or right in this regard. in government, we need
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to concentrate on generating the prosperity on which our future depends, whether it's in the area of ensuring we can produce and sell more great british food and drink, or whether it's in the areas that the chancellor talked about, such as technological innovation, which he talked about in detail and with authority. that is the best answer to observations from any third party group. lots of talk has been around the prospect of a transition period. the foreign secretary talked about is not a second more than two years. would that be your preferred formulation? i think we have a formulation? i think we have a formulation of around two years that the prime minister articulated. that consensus view has been expressed by my colleagues with various degrees of rhetorical flourish, as the chancellor said today. the basic position is clear that we will leave
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the eu in march 2019, and there will be an implementation period of around two years during which we get ready for being outside the european union, and we will be outside it before the next general election. 0k, before the next general election. ok, but what isn't clear is what you mean by around two years. for example, would three years be around two yea rs ? example, would three years be around two years? around two years is being used as a formulation because it's driven by the vital importance of ensuring that once we have left in march 2019, during that implementation period, we are in a position to make the changes necessary. the length of time will be determined by what business needs to deliver, and it will also depend on the negotiation with the european union. around two years, that implementation period depends on us
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and the eu securing the right deal. there is evidence to suggest that progress is being made towards securing that deal following the prime minister's speech in florence. forgive me for coming back to this, secretary of state, but over two yea rs, secretary of state, but over two years, for you instinctively right now, if it gets to three years, would that break the bounds of around two years? i think the prime minister used that phrase wisely and deliberately. i wouldn't attempt to provide any editorial gloss or further grammatical passing of what it might mean. around two years i think is a sensible way of encapsulating what we think is necessary in order to put the systems in place to ensure we can have a smooth, clean brexit. ok, so around two years could mean three
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yea rs ? around two years could mean three years? well, hugh, you can place any interpretation you like on around two years. you are inviting me to place something on it because you area place something on it because you are a very experienced newshound and you are trying to get a news bone out of me. around two years was said in the speech. it was a great speech, and i think it was a good way of defining how long the implementation period should be. you could say on this that it shouldn't be less than —— it shouldn't be a second less than two years, but you are not being drawn on that. some of my cabinet colleagues have been more eloquent on this, but i am a bird of
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less bright plumage. it's good to talk to you, michael. thanks very much. thank you very much. michael gove, at the conservative party conference in manchester. the civil aviation authority says that more than 800,000 customers have been affected by the collapse of monarch airlines, which went into administration overnight. the figure includes 110 thousand people who are currently on holiday overseas. the caa has chartered more than 30 aircraft to bring them home. customers due to fly from the uk have been told not to go to the airport. the tour operator had been in talks with the civil aviation authority about renewing its licence to sell package holidays , but had failed to reach a deal, as our business correspondent simon gompertz reports. moloch has been taking people
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overseas for half a century, as the package holiday business first sword and then began to slump. monaco had run out of cash today. so started what the government is calling the biggest repatriation in peace time. 110,000 currently on holiday, including from this airport in turkey, being brought back over the next two weeks on specially chartered planes. they've tried their best. i am on a flight, not sure about him. he's all right, but i'm not on the flight, so... now we are going to have to fly to a different airport in england, 300 miles from where we were originally going. but we will get back to england and deal with that journey when we get there. in uk airports, some of the 750,000 people expecting
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to go one holiday turned up expecting to travel. we pulled up in a taxi and the man told us to go away because there was no flight. turn around and go back to where you came from. no sorry or anything. at about 4pm, they gave us a leaflet saying that our flights with monarch had been cancelled. we were panicking then. everyone is after flights here, there and everywhere. it's cost me another £666 to get to where i'm going today. absolutely gutted. it's a lot of money to pay out, and we don't know if we are getting it back. the thousands who have had trips cancelled are wondering where they stand. if they had an atoll bonded package they should be able to claim back the cost, but for some who only booked the flight and did not have cover, they are being told to claim back from their credit card, through a process called chargeback on a debit
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card. most will find travel insurance isn't much help because you will need to have paid for airline failure as an optional extra. near chambers of commerce —— near monarch headquarters, the staff are worried. i have worked there a long time. monarch as a company is a real family company. everybody who works there isjust real family company. everybody who works there is just amazing, and real family company. everybody who works there isjust amazing, and i will miss it so much. if you could control it it would be different, but we can't control anything. control it it would be different, but we can't control anything! former managing director who left several years ago explained what he thought had gone wrong as monarch tried to survive. so as fares were
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coming irrevocably down by as much as 20% this year, there was simply no warfor monarch to as 20% this year, there was simply no war for monarch to go. it couldn't cut its costs or increase its fleet, and unfortunately the end we have seen today was practically almost inevitable. it's only days since ryanair announced almost inevitable. it's only days since rya nair announced mass cancellations. now another airline has actually gone bust. it leaves people wondering what's happening in the skies above their heads. more on our main story, the mass shooting in las vegas which has left at least 58 dead and hundreds more injured. we can speak to cbs correspondent danielle nottingham, who is in las vegas. thank you forjoining us. what's the latest there on the investigation and what police and officials are saying? right now, officials are saying? right now, officials are saying they expect the death toll to rise, and there are at least 500 people injured. right now they are
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having to cover some ground here in las vegas. they are executing wa rra nts las vegas. they are executing warrants on the hotel and the residents of stephen paddock to try to work out exactly what happened here at this hotel. they still do not have a motive, and within the last couple of hours this morning there were reports that isis claimed responsibility for the attack. 0fficials responsibility for the attack. officials say they are aware of that claimed, and they are not ruling anything out at this point. right now they believe that paddock acted alone. they don't believe that his wife had anything to do with what happened here last night. they were initially looking for her overnight. this is a very active scene. there we re this is a very active scene. there were 22,000 people at that concert last night, so there were a lot of people who witnessed what happened, a lot of video and pictures, so it's trying to piece all of these things
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together. now we know that the president intends to visit on wednesday, so the focus will still be very sharply on las vegas and the process of investigation. of course. this is the largest mass casualty in us history, so this is taking eve ryo ne us history, so this is taking everyone by surprise. there's still a lot of big things happening here. a visit here to show condolences and support is something that i'm sure the city is welcoming also. thank you very much forjoining us. the time is 5:30pm, the headlines and sports news in a moment but louise is here the weather. hello. sunny spells and gales today, anyone would think it was autumn! 0ver sunny spells and gales today, anyone would think it was autumn! over the last few hours, this rain pushing into the south—west is just flirting with south wales, across cornwall and across south facing coasts in
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the next few hours, moving quickly and clearing away, winds for light, skies clearing and we head for a more chilly night, 9—11d in town centres and lower than that in rural areas. a fresh start first thing that accompanied by dry and sunny weather as well. light showers in the far north and west. not as strong winds as today. eyes of 12 to 17 degrees likely. a quiet theme is set to continue across england and wales through the week but weather fronts push in from the north, increasing wind strengths, and by the end of the day, we could see a speu the end of the day, we could see a spell of very wet weather developing from northern ireland. where it sits on wednesday night, there a level of uncertainty. highs of 11—16d. this is bbc news — the headlines.
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a mass shooting at a las vegas concert leaves at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. all of a sudden we heard pop pop pop pop pop countless times and we all thought it was firecrackers, and it kept on going, then he fired for a bit and fired another 15—20 rounds and that's when we realised it was a fully automatic — sounded like a high powered rifle. police name the gunman as 64—year—old stephen paddock, who was from nevada. he brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. it was an act of pure evil. he fired from his room on the 32nd floor of a hotel overlooking the open air event — the man killed himself before officers broke into the room. he fired from his room on the 32nd floor of a hotel overlooking
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in other news — monarch airlines have ceased trading and cancelled all flights. the civil aviation authority says it will fly home the 110,000 people who are still abroad. at 5:33pm, let's have a look at the sport. holly, hello there. we start with some england concerns, injury concerns for england, gathering for the world cup double—header which could confirm their place in next yea r‘s could confirm their place in next year's finals in russia but there area year's finals in russia but there are a couple of injury doubts ahead of thursday's match against slovenia. manchester city's fabian delph and philjones of manchester united are being assessed by medical staff. fabian delph was a surprise call—up two years after winning his last cap, a win for england this week means they qualify for the world cup even before they go to lithuania on sunday. the former southampton and england striker rickie lambert has announced his
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retirement from professional football. he is 35 and has been without a club since leaving cardiff city in the summer. he was a key pa rt city in the summer. he was a key part of the southampton squad which earned back—to—back promotions on their return to the premier league. manchester city manager pep guardiola has been speaking about this weekend's events in catalonia, saying barcelona's match yesterday against las palmas should have been postponed. barcelona were threatened with a 6—point deduction if they did not play but they wanted the game called off in the middle of the unofficial independence referendum. the game was played behind closed doors after barcelona's request to postpone it was turned down. it's for the democracy, nobody knows the result but hopefully the catalan people can use the most influential service for society. taking the
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ballot, it is simple like that. hopefully that can happen for our country and 0k, tomorrow will be a nice day in our country. meanwhile, barcelona defender gerard pique says he may retire from international football before next year's he may retire from international football before next yea r‘s world cup if his views on catalan independence become a problem for his team—mates in the spanish national team. the former manchester united player was in tears when he spoke about the political situation when he voted in the referendum. rio ferdinand says he's taking his attempt to become a professional boxer very seriously. he needs to get a pro licence before he can step into the ring in a venture written off by some as a publicity stunt. boxing cannot be a gimmick. if i'm taking it lightly, iwill get boxing cannot be a gimmick. if i'm taking it lightly, i will get hurt. i'm quite fit, as i am now, but it isa i'm quite fit, as i am now, but it is a different fitness. i'm fit as a footballer but when i meet the other
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guys, footballer but when i meet the other guys, i talk to them about their training regimes and fitness. as an armchairfan, can you get into the ring? armchairfan, can you get into the . 7| armchairfan, can you get into the ring? i will find out. armchairfan, can you get into the ring? iwill find out. i armchairfan, can you get into the ring? i will find out. i will show the man in the armchair how hard it is. a british javelin player has been provisionally suspended after failing a drugs test. she has been charged with committing an anti—doping violation, and she represented great britain and the european athletics championships this summer. she can appeal against her suspension, uk athletics say that blair has a right to a full hearing. keatonjennings that blair has a right to a full hearing. keaton jennings has that blair has a right to a full hearing. keatonjennings has been named in the england lions squad for the winter tour of australia. the lions shadowed the squad for part of the ashes tour, and played three twe nty20 the ashes tour, and played three twenty20 matches against the a bash side the purpose gorges. rangana herath claimed his 400th test wicket after a thrilling test in abu dhabi. he took six wickets for 43 runs when
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pakistan were bowled out for 114 in the fourth innings. that's all of the fourth innings. that's all of the sport, more in the next hour. let's return now to the united states where at least 58 people have died and more than 500 have been injured in a mass shooting at a music event in las vegas. the gunman, named as stephen paddock, was a 64—year—old white man living in a retirement village, and said to be unknown to the police. eric paddock — the brother of steven paddock — has been speaking to reporters. let's hear what he had to say. it's like you called me up and you said your next—door neighbour did this and i would go... he did that? all i've ever seen him do is mow his yard. the fact that my brother did this is... there is no... there's nothing. there is absolutely no... i
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don't understand. did he have kids? 0nce don't understand. did he have kids? once again, it is simple public record stuff. and your message to these people, these families... i... there's not even anything i can say. imean... how there's not even anything i can say. i mean... how do you... i mean, my brother did this. this is like it was done... like he shot us. i mean, if he had killed my kids, i couldn't be more dumbfounded. i mean, it doesn't. .. there's nothing. your la st doesn't. .. there's nothing. your last communications... there's nothing, i can show you the text. he said, how is mum? did you get power? that was it. there is absolutely...
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we have nothing. like i said, we have nothing for you. i mean, i hope someone finds out, figures out. because we'd like to know. where you are a close family? he's a good sign if he is checking on your mum.|j live here, and he lives in mesquite. public record stuff you will find out. we are not that close. we talk on the phone occasionally. he calls my mum and talks to her. there's no... no mental health issues? not that we know of. i mean... did you know about his friends? no, not an avid gun guy at all. the fact he had those kinds of weapons is just... where the hell did he get automatic weapons? he has no military
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background or anything like that. i mean, when you find out about it, like i said, he's a guy who lived in a house in mesquite. he drove down and gambled in las vegas. he did stuff. ate burritos. i mean... was the woman that they were looking for his girlfriend? yes, marilou that was why i was on the phone to the cops. we were worried he heard her as well. she is being described as his wife. they might have got married but i don't think they are married. it's just his girlfriend. what do you know about her? she is a nice lady, i've met her three or four times, she has a facebook page and sends cookies to my mum. i mean... do they have kids, does he have kids? no, he doesn't have children or anything. i have kids? no, he doesn't have children oranything. i mean... yeah. there's nothing. you know. you
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must feel pretty helpless... we are shocked, you think it's a joke... except it came in on all five of my phones, in my house, they all lit up at the same time. i thought it was one of my friends joking. when you get a phone call that says your brother, you know... just killed a bunch of people. this is not... so... what are you going to do now? we are going to hope you people stay at least on the sidewalk. i mean we are answering the phone and we are going to put out like a five line statement that says what i've just told you. that we are shocked, horrified, completely dumbfounded. that was eric paddock, the brother
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of stephen paddock, the man named as the suspect at the shootings in las vegas. to talk about the arms, the weapons perspective... joining me now from los angeles is adam winkler, a professor of american constitutional law at the university of california and author of gunfight: the battle over the right to bear arms in america. it's very good of you to join us. thank you so much. clearly, these are very distressing circumstances but not the first time that circumstances like this have been discussed, sadly, in the context of the us. does it produce any new questions for you, this dreadful incident? well, of course. everybody is going to be asking, how did this shoe to obtain these weapons? it appears that perhaps he had machine guns, automatic fire weapons that are very difficult to obtain, even in the united states. it is illegal to buy one that has been made within the last 30 years. the older ones
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you can obtain but only with an extensive licence and background check system. people will be curious how he got these weapons and what more can be done to prevent other people from doing the same thing. we understand, when police entered the room in the hotel, there were at least ten weapons, some automatic. there are clearly questions around access to these weapons and a more logistical question about how he got them into the room? that's right, it isn't difficult to get firearms into a las vegas hotel, they do not admit to detectors or require everyone who comes into pass through a metal detector. if you are renting a room and you've got suitcases, they have never checked suitcases upon entry into a las vegas hotel. it would be easy to get these guns into a hotel room, i believe. do you think there will be any kind of political initiative to revisit that the question of arms and weapons availability after this? there will
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be plenty of people debating the issue. whether any new gun-control laws will be adopted seems unlikely ata laws will be adopted seems unlikely at a federal level, currently the nra and its allies in congress control the white house as well. it seems unlikely we will get any new federal gun laws. we may have more activity at the state level. here, we understand it, listening to police officers, this is a man with no contact at all for any reason with police prior to this instant. he wasn't on the radar in any way. if that is the case, it shows one of the real difficulties of gun control ina the real difficulties of gun control in a country that has 320 million guns, you cannot stop someone from getting their hands on one, especially if the person has no criminal record and will not turn up in any kind of background check. u nfortu nately in any kind of background check. unfortunately there is no way to
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test for the evil in people's hearts and for the availability of firearms, evil people can get their hands on them and do damage. and these kinds of incidents, do they have a measurable impact on public opinion where guns are concerned or not? it is difficult, in the us there are different views about public safety. many people think that the way to provide safety is fewer guns on the streets. they will surely push for new gun—control laws. but many people in america think the answer is more guns and if we had that, we would have less violence. for those people it will be hard to convince them that any restrictive laws will lead to decreases in gun licence. —— gun crimes. thank you. this is bbc news at five — the headlines: the deadliest mass shooting in recent us history — at least 58 people are dead and more
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than 500 injured — president trump has described it as "an act of pure evil." police name the gunman as 64—year—old stephen paddock, who was from nevada. he fired from his room on the 32nd floor of a hotel overlooking the open air event — and was found dead by police when they entered. a look at the financial markets today. these are the latest numbers. london and frankfurt ending the day, both in positive terrain. trading still going on in the states. more on the collapse of monarch airlines, the civil aviation authority says that more than 800,000 customers have been affected, by the collapse of the airline,
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which went into administration overnight. the figure includes 110,000 people who are currently on holiday overseas. the caa has chartered more than 30 aircraft to bring them home. customers due to fly from the uk have been told not to go to the airport. with me now on simon murfitt, a consultant solicitor for the firm keystone law. he specialises in aviation issues. thank you for coming in. what are the main issues raised by this? first and foremost, it depends on your perspective, whether you are one of those affected, hitting 110,000 abroad, it was 2008 with excel leisure, that was 40 3000. it's been unprecedented, making this blanket attempt to bring everyone back as long as their holidays were due to complete by october 15, back as long as their holidays were due to complete by 0ctober15, it is quite a step forward. whether or not they are at all protected is a big undertaking. 0thers
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they are at all protected is a big undertaking. others at home need to see how they acquired the package in the first instance and check paperwork to see what the next step will be. it's a crucial area for those looking forward rather than those looking forward rather than those being rescued 0ry repack treated now. what are the legal complexities surrounding that? what should people be looking for? you need to check your paperwork. the internet world we live in, we all get our holiday flights and bookings from different sources, if you are ato l from different sources, if you are atol protected, you will have a atol certificate, even if you made a part payment. your guarantee for the system see can get your money back and if you do not have that, you have two investigate other routes. when it depends on where and with whom you booked a holiday? and how you whom you booked a holiday? and how y°u pay whom you booked a holiday? and how you pay for it. if you bought the ticket from one directly, what would
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be your status? flight only, u nfortu nately you be your status? flight only, unfortunately you will not be covered. that will affect quite a lot of people. in this day and age, people select tickets separately for hotels and accommodation. they will not be in a great position. in the absence of anything else, we have to look at the credit card provider and travel insurance. travel insurance is not the best. there are other protections available depending on how they pay for it? it's important to go through the small print and check the conditions through the method of payment. there's talk about conditions on the business as to whether you have the protection of ato l to whether you have the protection of atol or not. why are we in a position where people can buy a holiday or select travel arrangements with firms if they do not have that protection, what is the logic? as we have moved massively in the last 20 years in the uk and europe to a deregulated
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aviation industry, the prices are only going one way in 20 years, something ‘s got to give. you have a choice as a consumer on what you buy and how much it costs. the cost for this is not particularly high, but people make decisions based on how much they want to spend. u nfortu nately, much they want to spend. unfortunately, that is the result. and finally, people affected all those waiting to come back, they will kind of be sorted out. what for you would be the check list they go through at this point, what advice would you give people and tell them to look focus specifically right now? check your paperwork and see what you've got, depending on your circumstances. i think you are relatively covered if you are coming back by october 15. relatively covered if you are coming back by 0ctober15. if the return of your holiday is beyond then, check the paperwork. the issue for the
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people abroad will be that they may get some friction. these are packages, flights and accommodation, there may be some friction from people providing that, saying he had to leave because it's not going to pgy- to leave because it's not going to pay. if you have that atol certificate that is your primary protection. the caa website is very helpful for this. there are some frequently asked questions there. thank you. advice for people sadly affected by this predicament with monica airlines. some 900 people were injured in catalonia yesterday, when spanish police intervened in the disputed independence referendum on the future of catalonia. the government of catalonia says 90 % of those who voted backed independence from spain. but the spanish government, backed by the european commission, have declared the referendum unlawful. the un has called on the spanish authorities to investigate thoroughly and impartially
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the violence that occurred. 0ur correspondent gavin lee is in barcelona. barcelona. calm on the streets this morning after the violence over the fight for the ballot box yesterday. cata la ns fight for the ballot box yesterday. catalans dusting fight for the ballot box yesterday. catala ns dusting themselves fight for the ballot box yesterday. catalans dusting themselves off after a brutal day of voting. the referendum pitted voters and independent activists against police and spanish forces, using their fists, batons and rubber bullets to close down police stations. translation: in part, ithink close down police stations. translation: in part, i think what the government did was ok but i did not like what the civil guard and national police did. it was really bad that they beat older people and kids that were there. i didn't like that at all. i'm of the opinion that this referendum was not manage how it should have been. there may have been other ways so we would all be happy with the results. part of us
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catalans i believe are not happy with the result of the referendum. jozsef g otze with the result of the referendum. jozsef gotze tried to vote yesterday in barcelona with his friends, one among the many to record the men's police arrived. he stood in front of the polling station door refusing to move. one of the police caught me. by my move. one of the police caught me. by my neck. he took me out from the door and pushed me. they pushed me and i'm backed to the ground. the cata la n and i'm backed to the ground. the catalan president, carles puigdemont, who organised the band vote, holds an emergency cabinet meeting this morning. he talks of depending independence —— gaining independence in days. translation: 0n independence in days. translation: on this day of hope and suffering, catalonian citizens have the right to have an independent state in the form of the republic. the images of
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police violence at polling stations, people fighting to protect the ballot boxes, it's a battle for the right of determination but more than half the population did not vote and many want talk of being fearful of a wider division because of the band referendum. catalonia is the size of belgium, with 7.5 million people, it has its own language and culture. the strong economy is a cool factor for the yes vote. the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy seems to be ina minister mariano rajoy seems to be in a fragile position. his views of those on both sides of the divide so they do not know what the next few days will bring. fiona is on bbc news at six.
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let's have a look at the weather now. there was a real autumn pick and mix. you can have a bit of everything with the weather to start the working week. gayle then the north, low—pressure drifting away with a trail of sunny spells and scattered showers, in the last few hours in the south—west, rain pushes in. cloudy skies to end the day. the seas are rougher in cornwall. rain arriving. it will take its time in arriving. it will take its time in arriving but it will do so. in the south—west, wet weather over the next few hours. that will drift its way through to the south of the channel. it will just way through to the south of the channel. it willjust push to the south of the m4 corridor for the next few hours. the early evening rush hour is worth bearing in mind but it will clear way at quite a pace and when it does so, the winds continue to fall and the sky is clear. we see temperatures falling away. a chilly night for some of us and scattered showers in the far north and west. in towns and cities,
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nine to 11 degrees. in rural areas, temperatures in single figures. hopefully lovely spells of sunshine displaying autumn colour across the uk. we still run the risk of light showers but they will mostly be fairly light. in the far north—west, it continues to be a breeze. by mid—afternoon, i suspect we will see showers in north and west facing coasts and highest values of 10—12d. not especially warm in scotland, 13 in northern ireland. in england and wales, decent sunny spells and high speaking of 17 degrees, 63 fahrenheit. it will be largely dry and decent sunshine. through the evening and into wednesday, we have high pressure sitting with us across england and wales. but it slips further south, allowing france to push into the north. increasing wind strength and showers and spells of
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rainfall sometime on wednesday across scotland. it's dry and sunny with highs of 16 degrees but behind me, you can see the potentialfor an area of low pressure. to develop later on wednesday. through wednesday evening, there's the possibility of a significant area of high pressure bringing rain and gusts of wind. a level of uncertainty but what is clear is it moves that quite a pace and on thursday, the rain will have eased away, try with sunny spells coming through and it quite a story. similaron through and it quite a story. similar on friday, turning unsettled and autumnal as we move into the weekend. i'll be back in 30 minutes on bbc one. america reels from a mass shooting that's left at least 58 people dead in las vegas. gunfire over music. gunfire rang out during an open air music festival, over 500 people have been injured. people tried to take cover as hundreds of bullets
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were fired through the window of a nearby hotel. everybody thought it was fireworks or something at first, and then people just started dropping around us. everytime he stopped, he was reloading, we got up and made our way towards the fence. then he'd start shooting again and we'd hit the ground. the gunman was a 64—year—old living in a retirement village with no police record. his brother says he can't understand it. we're shocked, horrified, completely dumbfounded. we're live in las vegas tonight, we'll bring you the latest
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